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Bengaluru | Updated: September 24, 2019 4:52:19 pm
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After public demand, the Karnataka government has reduced the penalty amount for traffic violations under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.

The government issued a notification revising the fines that need to be collected for various traffic violations. The state government slashed the penalty amount for 18 offences, including driving without registering vehicles, not wearing helmets, over-speeding, using mobile phones while driving, and driving uninsured vehicles, and others.

Following Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa’s announcement on the revision, a notification was published in the official gazette on Saturday evening. The revised penalties are effective immediately, read the notification.

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    17:40 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    BBMP Rainfall Forecast for next 24 hours

    BBMP Rainfall Forecast: Widespread moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorms likely over BBMP area.

    16:43 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Adamya Chetana planted 60saplings at Kempambudhi lakeside

    Adamya Chetana planted 60saplings at Kempambudhi lakeside on Sunday for the occasion of  60th Birthday of Former Union Minister Late Ananthkumar. 

    16:05 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Siddaramaiah sought an early resolution of the crisis at the NLSIU

    Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday sought an early resolution of the crisis at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) where students are up in arms against the administration on the appointment of a new vice-chancellor. 

    15:32 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    EXPLAINED: Why bypolls are crucial for Karntaka BJP govt

    The bypolls are expected to be an acid test for the BJP government of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who currently has 106 seats in the Assembly, including an Independent. The Opposition combine of Congress and JD(S) has 101 seats in the 224-member Assembly with 17 vacancies. After the bypolls, the strength of the House will be 222, with two seats not going to the polls now. So to get past the halfway mark of 111, the BJP needs to win at least six seats in the by-elections to retain its majority.

    15:01 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    BBMP Rainfall Forecast

    Widespread moderate to heavy rains associated with thunderstorm activity likely over BBMP area.

    14:35 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Two arrested for selling ganja

    Parappana Agrahara police busted a drug racket run by a inmate of Hindaaga Central Prison in Belagavi district by arresting two persons. Balu Prasad Kalagatte, 29 and Yash Prashanth Desai, 24, were trying to sell ganja to one Sachin Ponnappa on Kudlu Road, Bengaluru.

    14:14 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Karnataka bypolls 2019: Focus on 15 seats, disqualified MLAs wait for SC decision

    With the announcement of bypolls on October 21 for 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka, former Congress and JD(S) MLAs of these constituencies, who were disqualified from contesting elections under the anti-defection law for defecting to BJP, are relying on the Supreme Court to cancel their disqualification in order to contest the polls. Read

    13:27 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Supreme Court adjourns the hearing on disqualified MLAs plea till September 25

    Supreme Court adjourns the hearing on 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs plea till September 25.

    13:18 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Supreme Court hearing on the case of disqualified MLAs begins

    Supreme Court hearing on the case of disqualified MLAs begins in Supreme Court. Counsel Mukul Rohatgi opens arguments for the petitioners.

    12:31 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Glitch affects Metro Green Line for 2 hrs on Sunday

    Signalling problem disrupted services on Namma Metro’s Green Line — Nagasandra to Yelachenahalli — for nearly two hours on Sunday. “There was a problem of signalling equipment at Yelachenahalli. Trains were run till RV Road station,” BMRCL managing director Ajay Seth said. To help passengers, BMRCL operated shortloop services between Nagasandra and RV Road.

    12:03 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Karnataka slashes traffic fines under MV Act; transport department issues notification

    Falling in line with states like Gujarat and Uttarakhand, the Karnataka government has reduced the high traffic fines introduced by the Centre under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 by 30-50 per cent. The latest changes come after Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said last week that he will follow Gujarat’s footsteps in cutting down the steep fine amounts. READ

    11:11 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Bengaluru man drowns in Arabian Sea

    A 30-year-old man who had entered the Arabian Sea for sea-bathing was washed away on Sunday at Murdeshwar. Raju, a resident of Vyalikaval, was a food distributor at Manyata Tech Park, said the police. Four others were rescued by local swimmers and life guards at the beach. Raju and his 12 friends had come to Murdeshwar for a trip.

    10:37 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    New political party launched only for Bengaluru City

    A political party which claims to have the vision to make Bengaluru a model city was launched on Sunday. 

    The party plans to fight only the BBMP polls, which is scheduled for October 2020. N S Mukunda, a member of the governing council, said the party would strive for sustainable, inclusive and balanced development of Bengaluru. 

    10:00 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Two years after killing of Gauri Lankesh: ‘Her voice is still here. She has not been forgotten’

    I think the Karnataka Special Investigation Team has done an excellent job. In the initial months, we didn’t have any hope at all. But after the first arrest, it moved quite fast. From this investigation, we also have a lead for the Kalburgi murder (According to the police, Ganesh Miskin, the man who drove Lankesh’s killer to her house on September 5, 2017, also shot Lingayat scholar MM Kalburgi on August 30, 2015). Now we have to push the public prosecutor. If they do not argue well at the trial, it can reach a dead end. I still can’t say we have got justice. We won’t get my sister back. But if the killers are punished, they will know that they can’t getaway. Read

    09:26 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    At top law school in Bengaluru, students clamour for their Vice Chancellor

    “Volumus Nostram VC” — translated ‘We want our VC’ — says a poster on the wall of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), the country’s premier law school. For several days now, students have been demanding the immediate appointment of their new vice chancellor — in Latin, among other languages. Read

    09:00 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Rain, strong winds in forecast for Bangalore today

    The weatherman has predicted rain accompanied by strong winds in Bengaluru for the day. According to the KSNDMC daily report, "Widespread moderate to heavy rains associated with thunderstorm activity likely over BBMP area."

    08:51 (IST)23 Sep 2019
    Amid unease in BSY camp, Lingayats bat for his continuation as Karnataka CM

    A subtle political message was delivered in Kalaburagi this week by sants of the Lingayats, a dominant community in Karnataka, at an event organised by the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government to mark the 1948 liberation of the Hyderabad Karnataka region from the rule of the Nizam and integration with the Union of India. Read

    Karnataka’s youngest BJP MP from Bangalore South constituency, Tejasvi Surya has waded into a controversy over his plans to build office space in an area, which is used by high school students to prepare for board examinations.

    READ: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya plans to shift office in coaching centre for underprivileged 

    After fire and foam in the city’s lakes, thousands of dead fish have now washed up on the shores of Sheelavantanakere lake at Nallurahalli, Whitefield in Bengaluru. Once a paradise for joggers and children, the lake now bears a deserted look as nearby residents have stopped coming for the last four days.

    READ: Thousands of dead fish found floating in lake, residents complain of foul smell